A Giveaway and swaps

Well hello everyone ! How was your weekend ?
Mine was spent working, it was really really crazy ! BUT crazy weekends = more money = more fabric so it's ok :)

A few weeks ago, I won the second  Charming Travelers that Karen decided to start and I received it today ! I was so excited :)

Soo it's now your chance to be the next winner of the charm pack !
**Please Note - This is a charm pack swap. When you receive the pack, you keep some and replace them with good quality, fun charms from your own stash. Please keep this in mind when you leave a comment.

If you want to participate, you MUST be willing to ship to the U.S or Canada please (and keep it that way ! There is already a charm pack for U.S people only).
So, to enter, just leave a comment. Anything will do ! The drawing will be done on Monday, June 11th.

Now, onto the swap stuff. I GOT A PLACE IN THE PILLOW TALK SWAP !!! I'm so so so excited !
As soon as I got my partner, I started stalking her and this is what I came up with (for now) :

My favorite one is the rainbow one with Heath in Steel.. I don't like rainbow that much but I don't know, the grey just does it for me. Since we only have a month to sketch + buy anything you need + make the pillow + ship it, I hope I'll have an answer fast !
I wouldn't use solids, it was just easier for me to use colors that were already in the sketchbook than trying to find prints and then uploading them.

AND, I'm also in the Modernista Homemade Swap. I got my partner this morning (thanks Jennifer for being that fast for me!) and I also sketched something.

My partner said she liked black and white prints with colors.. I'm still not quite sure about that. I like the design but I'm not sure about the Heath in grey + black and white prints (which are a must!). I don't know, there's something wrong..
What do you think ? Would you change something ?

So that's about it for now.. Good luck with the giveaway !


thatmoxiegirl said...

Wow. What do you use to make your design sketches?

Lori said...

I want to know the answer to moxie's question too!! What program to you use to make designs? I love the rainbow with the heath ... absolutely gorgeous! And I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the traveling stash!!

MC said...

I'm excited about the prospect of us Canadians being in on this one so I'm in!

Jenelle said...

I love your sketches! The gray also sets off the colors nicely for me too. I would love to win the traveling charms and would gladly ship them to Canada. :)

Kelly Smith said...

I love your mock design! It's hard to tell if the grey would be right for this, unless you make up a block I guess (and please share the pattern or tutorial for these blocks, I may steal your entire design!) Also I third the comments on how do you design your sketches? Amazing! I hope to win that traveling charm pack! How cool!

Carrie P. said...

I would love a chance to win the traveling charms.
Cool design for the pillow. I think I would just make the background white. The colors would really pop then.

Deanna said...

Yay! Traveling Charms for Canada! I was a little jealous when Diane posted hers for US only. But now we can play too!

Karen O said...

I am so glad the charms made it! And it only took a couple of days longer than the U.S. ones. Yay! I hope you found some you like. :)

Shirley Tener said...

I love the grey and white or black and white combos. I would love to win this giveaway and offer a giveaway too.. I have some lovely colors to add to it. Please count me in.

stephmabry said...

I think the gray would be better if it was a solid gray (even just in the mock-up)... or switch black, which would increase the contrast, and make the white in the black-and-white prints stand out more? Just musing. I know very little about design!

Trish said...

It looks great.

Anonymous said...

Love the design!

susan said...

oooh would love to win the charms!
i adore the first mockup with the heath. and for the second swap i like the gray but as someone else said, maybe ash instead of heath??

jmday said...

I love all of the designs just the way they are... and I bet your swap partners will too.